Rovinj, also known as Istria’s Pearl, is located at western coast of beautiful Istrian peninsula. Rovinj is a small picturesque city which will offer you everything you need and more.

Rovinj’s old city known from majority of photos was actually an island which got connected with mainland in 18th century under rule of Venetian Republic.

Rovinj or Castrum Rubini, how it was called back in 5th century, went through long history under different rules and invasions: from Roman, Byzantine, Venetian republic, Austrian and Napoleon. Following World War I, Rovinj became part of Italy and was under German occupation from 1943-45.

Rovinj developed the most during 17th and 18th century. Cement, tobacco and sardine canning industry were foundations of Rovinj’s development. Some of those factories you will see during your walk from our accommodation to Rovinj old town.

Rovinj locals speak a very specific language, not really a dialect, as everyone seems to have an own version of verbal communication. Sentence can begin in Italian, continue in Istrian dialect and end in Croatian. Also, occasionally some German word can be used.

Unfortunately, the Rovinj specific dialect has found a place in the UNESCO “Red Book of Seriously Endangered Languages”.

What to see in Rovinj and around:

  • Rovinj Old City
  • The Church of St. Euphemia
  • The Lim Bay
  • The Palud Ornithological Reserve
  • The Golden Cape Park Forest
  • The Rovinj Archipelago and the Coastline
  • Rovinj’s Islands – The Beginning of Tourism in Rovinj
  • The Beaches of Rovinj
  • Rovinj’s UNESCO Protected Batana Boats
  • Bitinada Singing – The Beatboxing Fishermen of Rovinj
  • Spacio – Authentic Rovinj’s tavern
  • Archaeological Park Monkodonja – Mušego
  • Dvigrad – Abandoned medieval town
  • Day Trips to Venice